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What is Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)?
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) shares data and business processes between an organization’s different applications to applications.It’s more than just connecting two applications to share data – it’s about integrating business processes and systems to work together harmoniously.
This is most needed where inventory control, human resources, sales automation, finance and database management are designed to run separately, without interaction.
Application integration links two or more software applications to share data and work together. That can be done in many ways, such as through APIs, web services, or file transfers. Application integration can be challenging because it requires careful planning and execution to ensure that the various applications work together seamlessly.
Enterprise application integration connects different databases and workflows used by business applications. This is done so that the business can use information consistently and changes to core data made by one application are correctly reflected in others. It eliminates redundant data entry, reduces errors, and promotes seamless communication between systems. Companies can integrate one system with another through many different methods, including messaging protocols, middleware, or database replication. Data may also be shared using databases that store data in multiple locations, requiring synchronization techniques when changes to the same record at each site.